Diagnosing Essential Tremor After Death Helps Families Learn Risk

Posted on June 20, 2024

DALLAS – June 18, 2024 – A statistical tool designed to analyze 11 characteristics of postmortem brains reliably diagnosed a common neurodegenerative disease known as essential tremor (ET), a study led by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Columbia University shows. Their findings, 20 years in the making and published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, could eventually help relatives of deceased ET patients know their hereditary risk of getting the disease.

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